The National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

The food hygiene rating given to a business reflects the food hygiene standards found at the time of the inspection by local authority food officers. The hygiene rating is not a guide to food quality. Inspections and visits are undertaken in line with the Food Standards Agency Code of Practice

Most businesses are included in the scheme but some are not, such as low risk premises which only sell pre- wrapped confectionery, manufacturers and processors.

Food Business Information on the Scheme

How does the scheme operate?

Good hygiene is good for your business - A Guide for Business

What if I don't agree with the rating issued?

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme - Information for food businesses in England

How do I appeal against my rating?

Appeal Form - Downloadable Version

How do I request a re-visit?

From 01 April 2018, there will be a charge of £130.00 which must accompany any application for a Re-Visit Application.

Revisit Request Form - Downloadable Version

Right to Reply Form - Downloadable Version

Do I have to display my rating?

Displaying your rating is good for business

Where do I get advice to improve my rating?

Contact the Food Safety Team or telephone 01353 665555